May 5, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 18




Newly Granted

Of Note




National Nurses Week celebrates nursing profession

May 6 marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. The theme for the week, "Nurses–Keeping the Care in Health Care," recognizes the vital role that nurses play in the health care field, from the bedside to the operating room to the classroom.

During the week, the American Nurses Association and its regional chapters will highlight the diverse roles of registered nurses in health care and will promote nursing as a rewarding career.

Medical ethics seminar offered

"Real World Medical Ethics: Useful Concepts for Everyday Practice," is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, as part of the Health Science Center's continuing medical education programs. The seminar will include discussions on moral perspectives, the law and good medical practice.

The event will be held at the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health at 8310 Ewing Halsell. For more information, contact Marilyn Acre by e-mail at

Outback Night set for May 10

Health Science Center faculty and staff are invited to attend Outback Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the courtyard.

The cost is $11 per person for a sirloin steak or grilled chicken, one side item, Caesar salad, bread, a beverage and cheesecake. Proceeds from the event will benefit the March of Dimes organization. Tickets can be purchased from a March of Dimes HealthWalk department representative or by contacting Anna Uriegas by e-mail at

Summer softball begins at HSC

Health Science Center employees, faculty, residents and students can sign up for the summer softball league. League play begins on June 5. Teams must be signed up by May 10. The Health Science Center is offering a men's league on Tuesday nights and the co-ed league on Monday nights.

Individuals may register at or by contacting Ulysses Morse at ext. 7-5220. The cost is $25 per player and team payments must be made by May 15. Registration is not finalized until the team fee is paid. Payments can be delivered to the recreation booth by the track between 5 and 8 p.m.

Teleconference scheduled for May 12

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will co-sponsor a teleconference from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, at the Allied Health/Research Building in room 2.104.

Dr. Kevin Stewart Smith will present "Pediatric Craniofacial and Oral Anomalies: Surgical Management in the New Millennium." The lecture will represent three continuing medical education credit hours.

Skin cancer screening offered at CTRC

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) will offer a free skin cancer screening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Grossman Cancer Center. The CTRC, the San Antonio Dermatological Society and the Cancer Center Council are sponsoring the event.

No appointments will be taken. Participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Dermatologists from the San Antonio Dermatological Society will administer the screenings. For more information, call John Williams at 616-5550 or e-mail him at